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Stabbing victim utters attackers’ names before dying on Thanksgiving

BRIGHTON, Colo. – A Denver man’s last words were the names of the men who stabbed him on Thanksgiving morning.

Police officers were called to the Eastgate Mobile Home Park at 6 a.m. Thursday, after reports of a stabbing that occurred at 3060 East Bridge Street in Brighton, according to police.

Sgt. Mark Kohn with the Brighton Police Department said 22-year-old Francisco Javier Moran was in Brighton with Hector Guadalupe Alvarez-Martinon, 18, and Alex Hernandez, 21 that morning. The three males were driving through Brighton in a black 2007 Cadillac Escalade when Alvarez began stabbing Moran, according to police. Investigators said Alvarez is the uncle of Moran’s children.

Police said Moran fled from the car and was yelling for help as he was chased through the mobile home park by both Alvarez and Hernandez. Neighbors heard Moran calling for help and called 911.

Officers arrived at the scene 90 seconds later to find Moran walking behind a mobile home shirtless and covered in blood. Moran told police that Alvarez was his attacker and then he lost consciousness, according to Kohn.

Moran was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said Hector Alvarez and Alex Hernandez were taken into custody, and are being held for investigation of first-degree murder at the Adams County Detention Facility.

Alvarez and Hernandez are also residents of Denver.